Oct 14, 2021
A plan to implement 20mph speed limits throughout Cornwall should not rely on police enforcement, the region's Police Crime Commissioner has said.
Oct 06, 2021
Four councils have been found by the High Court to have engaged in an abuse of process relating to injunctions against travellers and a fifth has been severely criticised in cases where they showed “complacency, even insouciance”.
Oct 05, 2021
Government to introduce series of measures in bid to clamp down on disruption of infrastructure including motorways
The Government is to introduce a new offence of interfering with the operation of key infrastructure – including motorways, railways, and airports – where the impact will affect the distribution of essential goods, such as fuel and medicine.
Oct 05, 2021
The Government has published new regulations and guidance setting out the level of support councils are required to provide to domestic abuse victims who need to escape home.
Oct 05, 2021
The Government will overhaul the Human Rights Act in this Parliament, the Justice Secretary has said.
Sep 24, 2021
Council fails in bid for final injunction prohibiting defendants from anti-social behaviour in any public space in borough
A High Court judge has rejected an application by the London Borough of Hackney for a final injunction prohibiting a number of defendants until 13 September 2022 from engaging in various activities which were said to constitute anti-social behaviour and/or public nuisance in any public space in the borough.
Sep 17, 2021
Government to ditch ‘Supplementary Vote’ system for mayoral and PCC elections in favour of ‘First Past the Post’
The Government has unveiled measures to apply the ‘First Past the Post’ system to the election of council and ‘metro’ mayors across England, and to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) across England and Wales.
Sep 14, 2021
The Local Government Association has said it welcomes the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hopes they will be "an important step in the right direction", but has expressed concern about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.
Aug 31, 2021
Liberty, Privacy International and 29 other organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by the police and private companies.
Aug 13, 2021
The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold a consultation from next month on a draft proposal to designate the whole city as a "short term let (STL) control area".
Aug 10, 2021
Landlord ordered to pay more than £21,000 after council prosecutes him for unlicensed house in multiple occupation
A private landlord operating an unlicensed and overcrowded property in Kensal Green has been told to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs by Willesden Magistrates' Court.
Aug 09, 2021
Councils call for much larger fly-tipping fines to act as deterrent, suspended sentences for repeat offenders
Local authorities have urged the Sentencing Council to increase fines for fly-tipping significantly, so they act as a suitable deterrent, and for repeat offenders to be given suspended custodial sentences.